Posted by: Marjolein Vegers | 17/09/2011

‘Words are very unnecessary’

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do

‘Enjoy the silence’  is one of the classic songs by Depeche Mode everyone knows, released in 1990. It was written by Martin Gore as a slow-paced ballad. But eventually it evolved into a more upbeat song, which made it into a big hit. The words are simple, but effective.
The song has been covered by many artists, some also turned to the slower pace, like Tori Amos. Which gives the song a different feel, which I like a lot.
 
In 2004 the band re-released the single in a remixed version, which works very well, especially live. For many a Depeche Mode fan, this song is one of the highlights of the concert. At least for me it is.😉
 
Here’s the classic version, the video was directed by Anton Corbijn.
 

 
‘Enjoy the silence’, live.
 

 
Tori Amos, covering ‘Enjoy the silence’
 

 


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